Stevie Nicks Announces Solo Album Featuring Old Songs

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 07.24.14 in News

So that’s why Stevie Nicks missed the first round of sessions for the next Fleetwood Mac album: because she was working on her own record. Due out October 7 through Warner Bros., 24 Karat Gold — Songs from the Vault was inspired by YouTube bootlegs of previously unreleased songs like the title track itself. Most fall in the range of 1969 to 1987, although a couple cuts stem from 1994 and 1995.

“Each song is a lifetime,” Nicks said in a press release. “Each song has a soul. Each song has a purpose. Each song is a love story. They represent my life behind the scenes, the secrets, the broken hearts, the broken hearted and the survivors. These songs are the memories — the 24 karat gold rings in the blue box. These songs are for you.”

It took just three weeks for Nicks to wrap 18 tracks — “the fastest [album] I have ever recorded,” she said (via Billboard) after accepting BMI’s Icon award last spring. That won’t be the case with the next Fleetwood Mac effort, especially since the band is already busy rehearsing for their extensive “On With the Show” tour, a trek that heralds the return of keyboardist/singer Christine McVie. In the meantime, you’ll soon be able to see candid shots of Nicks on her very own Instagram account. Here’s an old Polaroid that popped up on her Facebook page today, one of many expected to show up in the deluxe edition of her solo album…